The seventh joint Fillmore/Houston County fourth grade Farm Safety Day Camp was held Tuesday, May 14 at the Mabel Steam Engine Grounds. The event attracted 455 students, representing 13 schools in the two counties.
During the day, students heard presentations on basic first aid, fire extinguishers, calling 911, lawn mower safety, ATV safety, tractor rollovers, livestock safety, general farm safety, danger of grain drowning, sun safety, using seat belts, electrical safety and PTO safety. MedLink Air from Gundersen Lutheran, working with the Mabel Ambulance crew, also held a presentation in the morning.
The lunch included pulled pork; white and chocolate milk provided by the Fillmore County ADA, Houston DHIA, Fillmore County DHIA and Houston County ADA; the Rushford, Preston and Harmony IGAs provided chips; and bananas came from Kwik Trip.
The Mabel-Canton, Spring Grove, Fillmore Central, Rushford-Peterson and Caledonia FFA members served as group leaders, assisted presenters, did presentations and provided many other valuable services. Each student received two farm safety books to take home. Generation X Construction and the Lanesboro Sales Commission help fund t-shirts for each student and FFA members.